Publish A350 CMP from S1000D with Mekon Eclipse BookBuild
Mekon has developed versatile Publishing Applications for producing books using ASD S1000D Data Modules as the data source. Three versions of the application are available:
This page provides an overview of the Eclipse A350 BookBuild application.
Eclipse A350 BookBuild
Mekon has developed the Eclipse A350 BookBuild application which is compliant with the AirBus A350 CDIM and provides the means to create an A350 Component Maintenance Publication (CMP) which is the ATA S1000D version of the iSpec2200 CMM.
The application still works with ASD S1000D Data Modules as the Data Source but uses the Airbus A350 Publication Module interpretation to determine the structure of the output.
The Publication Module is imported into BookBuild so the initial setup is less complicated. The output is a pdf file which is a complete CMM.
As part of the work of creating this application Eclipse S1000D for FrameMaker from Version 9 has been modified to enable it to be easily configured to work with the Airbus A350 CDIM. This configuration is selected via the User Preferences and using the Project Configuration System.
The output of this version of BookBuild is a Component CMP with the preliminary pages automatically created and PageBlocks correctly identified. In addition the extra Parts List Indexes are automatically generated from information contained in the Parts List Data Modules.
To give prospective users an appreciation of how this application works Mekon has made available two items of Additional Information.
A video which shows graphically some of the features of this application and the build process. This video can be viewed by following this link. The video shows the converting of S1000D Data Modules into an A350 compliant publication using ASD S1000D BikePack Data Modules.
A sample PDF output of the A350 CMP application is in the resource area.